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  1. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    I called it! I thought the concrete would fade and look fine by summer. It didn't even take that long. Your pool and deck look great.
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    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    Be careful not to add too much. It goes in easier than it comes out!
  3. monoptn

    Security Cameras

    I have Blink. They are inexpensive, easy to set up, reliable, and the batteries last for ages. I highly recommend it.
  4. monoptn

    Looking for Jandy r0446000 drain plug

    In the In the panic of the cold, I lost the drain plug on my Hayward 300 heater. A replacement was about $20 online, but I found something at Lowe's that worked for $1. a 3/4 inch threaded PVC pipe plug fit perfectly. I'd try to find something locally first.
  5. monoptn

    Considering SWG -- Horror Stories-- Advice?

    My pH doesn't ever change. My pool just thawed out this weekend and I checked the pH for the first time in a month. It was still perfect. I can't remember the last time I added any acid. Maybe June? I bought 2 gallons after I got my pool set up a year ago and I have a gallon and a half...
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    Frozen Pool Pics 🥶

    Mine survived. It was up and running during the cold spell. I put a tarp and blankets over the equipment pad along with a couple of 100 watt light bulbs. I wasn't convinced it would make it, but we were fortunate and never lost power. Came through like a champ. Today I brushed, ran the...
  7. monoptn

    Frozen Pool Pics 🥶

    Rogers Arkansas....home of Daisy BB guns!
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    Help Needed - Freeze Protect Failed and Above Ground Lines are Frozen.

    I actually did that too......set up a tarp and blankets over my equipment and put a couple of 100 watt light bulbs under it. I had been relying on freeze protection but I also had the pump programmed to run at about 2000 rpm during the night. The freeze protect went off after the equipment...
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    Frozen Pool Pics 🥶

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  11. monoptn

    Few days of below freezing temp. What to do?

    I'm in the same boat here in Clarksville, Tenn, albeit without the power outage. It has not been above freezing here since last Wednesday. We are not hitting single digits, but have been around 15 at night and 20 during the day recently. I think we are looking at 12 degrees tonight...
  12. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    I bet if you lightly acid wash it and let it sit, by summer it will look fine. I'm no expert, but that's my guess. Mine was a little splotchy and had some light/dark spots at first, and now, 1 year later, it is pretty uniform. I'll see if I can scare up photos. If the problem is the...
  13. monoptn

    Heating for Christmas - how long

    How fast does it heat under more normal circumstances? Mine normally heats about 3 degrees per hour, but I figured it would be a bit slower with the ground and air so cold. I ended up not heating mine, as the high temp on Christmas Eve was low 30s and windy. My 15 year old did a polar...
  14. monoptn

    How I cool down my Pool

    I got one last summer and liked it. My pool was on the cusp of being too warm, so I sacrificed one of my 3 returns and put this sprayer on it. The water never got too warm, the family liked the water spray and the sound of it, and it only cost me $24. I can't say scientifically if it...
  15. monoptn

    Dolphin S200 and smart switch

    I actually had to do it twice also. I thought maybe I just didn't hold the button long enough.
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    Dolphin S200 and smart switch

    Yep, that did it. Thanks! I had watched the video too, but didn't pick up on the part about disconnecting power and then plugging back in.
  17. monoptn

    Dolphin S200 and smart switch

    Some time ago there was a post on here about how to set your Dolphin's power supply to enable it to be controlled by a smart switch. That is, set it so each time power is applied to the Dolphin, it would run for a 2 hour cycle, then turn off. I cannot find this post, but would like to set...
  18. monoptn

    Heating for Christmas - how long

    I've been thinking about doing the same.....my pool will warm about 3 degrees per hour in the spring. I too am curious about how much longer it would take with the ground cold and air temp in the 30-40 range. Keep us posted!
  19. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    Best way to get rid of Bermuda is to move. lol.
  20. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    You know how you get rid of Bermuda?
  21. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    We are in no-mans land for grass here in TN. It's really too hot for fescue unless you can water the heck out of it, and it's too cool for Bermuda/Zoysia. The Bermuda really doesn't come in great until late May, and then it dies out in mid October.
  22. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    Well that was fast! Looks great.
  23. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    If you have to measure the water l Looking good! If you have to measure to determine if it's level, it's got to be really close! I think when they set mine they said it was withing 1/4". I'm sure yours will be great too.
  24. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    I think it's a great choice. We've been very happy with our Pentair Warrior SE since we got it last February. Your pool is coming along!
  25. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    Looks good! All ready for the install this week?
  26. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    They don't sub it.....they do it on their own. Mine had a color added and it was a little streaky and blotchy until it dried for a few days. After a few days it was a very uniform shade. That could have been the case there also, or maybe not.
  27. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    In middle Tennessee, there are 2 types of yards: those that have Bermuda grass and those that are gonna have Bermuda grass.
  28. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    Yep APSUhead, I did the same thing, but mine drains in the yard. There is a drain between my pool deck and existing concrete patio as well, which was installed by the PB. That is really handy, because I drain my hot tub into that drain!
  29. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    I just checked - my pump is the Hayward vs 700. It handles my pool just fine and the programming is fairly simple and offers plenty of different speed/time settings.
  30. monoptn

    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    Good call on both. I'm not sure which model Hayward model VS pump I upgraded to, but it works great! It's plenty programmable, easy to operate, and so far reliable. EDIT: I see from my signature its a VS 700 pump. lol.